Toll Group has partnered with two leading institutions in Singapore, Republic Polytechnic and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), to advance new automation and digital solutions for warehouses.
The event took place as part of Asia’s largest innovation festival, the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology.
Through the partnership, industry experts, student researchers, and faculty members will collaborate with Toll innovation experts to harness new technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, to drive enhancements in automation and digitalisation in logistics.
“Toll is pleased to collaborate with Singapore’s leading education institutions to advance warehouse automation technologies,” says Alan Beacham, Toll Managing Director.
“We’re driven to explore digitisation so our customers can benefit from efficient and reliable supply chains. Partnerships are a critical step towards driving the digitisation of the logistics industry.”
The partnership with SUTD will further develop supply chain optimisation and simulation technology, such as digital twins, which is key to achieving and sustaining peak efficiency amid market fluctuations.
“The partnership with Toll Group leverages RP’s multidisciplinary capabilities across its Centre of Innovation for Supply Chain Management as well as our engineering and infocomm schools in developing cutting-edge technologies to enhance productivity and safety,” says Boo Chong-Han, Republic Polytechnic Deputy Principal (Academic & Organisational Development).
“Besides improving operational excellence, the collaboration also allows our students to hone their skills in real-world scenarios, further bolstering Singapore’s position as Asia’s top logistics hub.”
The partnership will also give students the opportunity to engage in real-life operations and gain practical skills and experience.
“We are happy to partner with Toll Group to develop efficient, robust and resilient systems through information exchange, modelling and simulation of these complex systems,” says Professor Chong Tow Chong, SUTD President.
“With the digital twin technology, users will gain greater foresight to various pre-planned situations and trail solutions for greater efficiency and productivity without interrupting operations.”
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